Athletic Training

Athletic Training Staff

Ms. Taylor Opperhauser, MS, LAT, ATC, enters her 2nd year as the Head Athletic Trainer (AT) at Cecil College. During her first year at Cecil, Taylor played a role in recognizing the month of March as National Athletic Training Month in Cecil County.Taylor earned her Bachelor's of Science degree from Towson Univeristy where she worked with the men's lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, women's basketball and football teams. She continued her education at West Virginia University, earning her Master's of Science degree while teaching undergraduate Athletic Training courses to students and maintaing a presence with student-athletes in the all of WVU's training facilities.

Taylor has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA), and Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) since becoming a certified athletic trainer in 2014. When she is not working at Cecil College, Taylor provides additional AT coverage at various lacrosse camps/tournaments in Baltimore and southern Maryland.

Taylor is a native of Street, Md. and currently resides in Aberdeen, Md. with her fiance, Stephen. In her free time, Taylor enjoys hiking, fishing, reading, do-it-yourself projects, and playing with her new puppy.

Brian C. DeMuth, M.D., affiliated with Union Hospital of Cecil County, joined Cecil athletics over ten years ago as the team physician. Dr. DeMuth is available to see injured athletes at one of his three conveniently located offices. Please see the Athletic Trainer for more information regarding appointments with Dr. DeMuth.

Mission

To provide optimal medical care to the student-athletes of Cecil College through preventative measures, acute emergency and non-emergency attention, rehabilitative measures, injury/illness management, and education. Oversee the daily administration and operation of the Cecil College Sports Medicine facilities. Provide individual support and personal attention as a liaison, between the student-athlete and the medical community and assure the highest possible quality medical attention per student-athlete in the area.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Athletic Trainer orbits around the central idea that "prevention is the best medicine." Consequently, it is in your best interest, as well as in that of the Athletic Trainer, to provide access to any information regarding optimizing performance and any of the following topics: nutrition, fluid replacement, supplementation, strength and conditioning issues, some psychological issues, any medical issues, and all related areas. It is your responsibility to inquire about consultation in any of the aforementioned topics. All issues will be handled with the utmost respect for trainer-patient confidentiality.

Athletic Training Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Athletic Training room, located in the Physical Education building, features a large rehabilitation area, taping room, and wet room allowing student-athletes the space they need to healthily compete at Cecil College.